Who rates your Lincoln bedroom?

“Willy Wonka. In hopes that he would reciprocate.”

 Lauren Amsterdam

Executive creative director, AMSTERLAND: Advertising Utopia, Pocantico Hills resident

“My children – Scott, age 23, and Charlotte, age 19, ‘rate my Lincoln bedroom.’ They bring me so much joy, and I love having them home with me.”

 Anne Bavier

Owner, Bavier Design L.L.C. in Stamford, Darien resident

“Our favored guests prefer cross-ventilation over CAC (central air conditioning), walk to town and enjoy poking around estate sales and the farmers market.  Those who really rate come equipped with sun hats and garden gloves. They are rewarded with a cooling dip at Larchmont Manor Beach and a pile of library books in our Lincoln bedroom.”

– Ilene Bellovin

Licensed real estate salesperson, Prudential Centennial Realty in Larchmont, Larchmont resident

“The nicest guest room in our house has its own special name, too.  It’s called ‘Ma’s bedroom!’ Ma is the name my children came up with for my mother when they were young. So, no, it doesn’t take being a VIP to have access to our house’s Lincoln bedroom.  All it takes is good timing.  My out-of-town friends (and even other members of the family) just have to avoid coming any night my mother is staying with us. Otherwise, the room is always open to friends old and new in need of a place to rest their heads.”

 Kristin Bryson

Founder and CEO, KB Communications in Ridgefield, Ridgefield resident

“The eminent 19th century architect, Edward Lutyens once said, ‘There is no great architecture without great patrons.’  My clients deserve the Lincoln bedroom guest suite. They are discriminating and understand successful historic home design and renovation projects are based on a mutual devotion to quality. By combining our energies, we create inspiring results that far exceed the sum of our individual efforts. The character and quality emerge from my devotion to meeting client needs, desires and priorities in creative and technical solutions. Now that’s something to rest upon.”

– Robert Cohen, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Principal, Robert Cohen Architect L.L.C. in Westport, Westport resident

“Paul Feiner, supervisor of the Town of Greenburgh, for advocating (and hopefully implementing) the recycling of the old Tappan Zee Bridge into a linear pedestrian walking and biking park. This bridge will provide world-class recreational opportunities for our region far in excess of its costs.”

 Peter A. Cole

Architect, AIA, LEED AP in Chappaqua, Chappaqua resident

“My choice for a Lincoln bedroom guest would be Anthony Robbins. As a graduate of Tony Robbins Life Mastery University and a veteran ‘Firewalker’ from the Robbins program, I have had the opportunity to see how this man’s energy, drive, insight and intelligence have changed hundreds of lives, including mine.  To have the chance of an up-close and personal evening spent with this wonderful energy, I would gladly give up my own bedroom and camp out in the garage. He has seen and counseled some of this century’s greatest minds as well as some of the world’s most powerful people but has always approached his success with a wonderful sense of joy and gratitude.”

 Diane Cummins

Director of sales, Prudential Douglas Elliman, Katonah and Somers offices, Mahopac resident

“As an interior decorator, I believe that every room in your home is deserving of looking its best and should be decorated to reflect your tastes and style so I would give Dorothy Draper her choice of any room in my home. As one of the first notable female interior decorators, Draper trailblazed the industry with exuberant color, bold patterns and fancy moldings. She also felt that every room should have a bit of black in it, a sentiment I wholeheartedly agree with and execute in my designs as well. I’d like to think that she would feel quite comfortable in my home.”

 Joanne Palumbo

Owner, Homestyling101, Yorktown Heights resident

“I would give my Lincoln room up for Grammy Award-winning R&B artist John Legend.  Not only is he an amazing crooner who could entertain the rest of my guests, he fights for educational opportunity through his music (check out his album, ‘Wake Up’), his ‘Show Me’ campaign, and as a Teach For America national board member.”

– Nate Snow

Executive director, Teach For America Connecticut, Bridgeport resident

“My parents Rita and Gene, who gave me life and taught me the wonders of love and laughter and the joy of living. If I had the luxury to have a second guest it would be George Clooney – except I would have to sleep in the bedroom with him, too.”

 Mady Wengrover

Realtor, Vincent & Whittemore Real Estate in Bedford, Lewisboro resident

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